Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's/Presidents Day Weekend Links

 Some interesting stories for the weekend, which is shaping up to be fairly cold here:

GGG Genesis: The History of Kazakh boxing part one, part two and part three - Bad Left Hook.  Gennady Golovkin fights Martin Murray next Saturday with Golovkin's middleweight title on the line.

A Life on the Line - ESPN.  On sports gambler Billy Walters (seen here).

In Kremchek They Trust - Cincinnati Magazine

Snow Removal In Montreal Is Cool As Heck - Deadspin

Should We Continue To Feed Antibiotics To Livestock? - National Geographic

USDA Just Approved Apples That Don't Turn Brown - Bloomberg

US harvest threatened by water-intensive oil and gas boom - The Guardian

NDIC Oil and Gas Division Director's Cut 2/13/15 -  As of the end of the year, production is still growing, up to almost 1.25 million barrels a day.

Homeward - California Sunday Magazine

Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship is Shaped So Weirdly - Wired

The man who invented the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92 - Quartz

Love in the Time of Science - Scientific American.  A run-down of stories involving love and attraction. I definitely believe this one works, at least for a while.

The hatred and the courage - Philadelphia Inquirer.  Just a reminder that it wasn't only the south where blacks were terrorized in this country.  Also, a backgrounder on white flight and suburbanization.

 Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I wasn't "100% sober" at the State of the Union - Vox.  No one attending should be 100% sober.

An Open Letter to Governor Walker - The Marquette Educator.  At least, since Walker never graduated college, he would be ineligible to teach in Wisconsin schools based on his proposed reform to allow anyone with a college degree to take an exam to get a teaching license.

Should the Victor Share the Spoils - The Atlantic.  On proportional representation. In larger states, this would give third-parties a pretty good chance of getting somebody elected.

Monarch Population Status - MonarchWatch.  See also, The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished - Washington Post

1 comment:

  1. Montreal's snow removal system looks very practiced and quite efficient. We have some serious snow removal guys here in Minnesota. The crew that keep the MSP airport is really amazing. They might close the airport of other reasons, but the runways are always open.